Algarve Portugal is without doubt one of the most popular destinations of Europe for golfing enthusiasts. In 2012 Portugal has been voted for the best golf holiday destination!!!! The Algarve has over 30 beautiful golf courses to choose from. Algarve golf courses are famous for their quality and sophistication. They offer the most modern facilities and are situated among unspoiled natural beauty. With its sunny climate, spectacular scenery, local culture and low cost excellent cuisine, the Algarve is a perfect golfing destination all year round.
The Algarve golf courses are spread from east to west. There are 9 holes and 18 holes courses. The inland as well as the coastal golf courses all offer a fantastic scenery. You can choose to play only a day, or you can book a whole week package deal. Do you want to learn to play golf in the Algarve or are you a beginner who wants to improve his golf skills? Almost every Algarve golf course offers golf clinics and golf lessons. Do you like to play golf, but are you not able to walk that much anymore? No problem. Just hire a golf buggy to ease your day out golfing in Algarve Portugal.
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Ideal golf climate Algarve
There are so many golf courses in Algarve that even if you have been there it is unlikely that you are acquainted with all of them.
We mention a few different Algarve golf courseslike Alto near Alvor, Quinta do Lago, Penina near Portimao, Vale do Lobo, The Old Course Vilamoura and Pinheiros Altos, Palmares near Lagos, Gramacho near Lagoa and Silves, Morgado near Portimao.
The best season for playing golf in the Algarve is from late autumn till late spring. The climate is mild and golfers can play when it is not possible to play at home. During the summer the Algarve golf courses are less busy and you can enjoy more relaxing rounds.
Algarve golf courses
There are over 30 Algarve golf courses, we mention a few:
Algarve golf courses: Vilamoura - Oceanico Old Course - 18 holes
This is the second oldest Algarve golf course. It is set in an umbrella pinewood and laid out in an interesting way to take advantage of the natural contours.
Algarve golf courses: Silves - Silves Golf - 18 holes
This latest golf course in the Algarve belongs to the Pestana Group. The course is surrounded by typical Algarve fruit orchards and small farms.
Algarve golf courses: Lagos – Palmares – 27 holes
This golf course has been totally transformed by the the American course designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. He has created a mixture of parkland with authentic links style.
Algarve golf courses: Alvor - Alto Golf – 18 holes
This golf course is located between the town of Portimão and the sea and close enough to the latter to give the player an occasional sea view.
Algarve golf courses: Albufeira - Pine Cliffs – 9 holes
A 9 holes green, set amidst pine trees and located at the cliff top near Albufeira. Main feature of the course is its ninth over a ravine with beautiful views down on the sandy beach, locally nicknamed the 'Devil’s Parlour'.
Algarve golf courses: Carvoeiro – Vale de Milho – 9 holes
This is a very friendly par-3 course with nine holes close to the coastal village of Carvoeiro. Being only 926 metres in length it is a excellent course for beginners to practice and regular players to improve on their short game.
Algarve golf courses: Quinta do Lago - Pinheiro Altos – 27 holes
Located within the well known Quinta do Lago estate this course enjoys a solid reputation. Within the golfing world it is known as providing a mental challenge due to well placed hazards.
Algarve golf courses - Tavira – Monte Rei – 18 holes
This new outstanding 'signature' course by Jack Nicklaus offers everything a player would expect of this international golfer and designer. The course is laid out in the rolling hills to the north of the 'Via Infante (A22)' motorway. Each hole presents an attractive visual challenge combining a variety of factors to ensure golfers of most standards can play the course with enjoyment and challenge at every hole.
Algarve golf courses: Alcantarilha – Oceânico Faldo – 18 holes
"The land at Amendoeira is dramatic and the project has the potential to be a real talking point in the Algarve. With so many courses in the region, that’s no mean feat. In a modern twist of a traditional recipe, cacti and wild herbs replace the role of Sunningdale’s heather, Spartan Holm oaks and ancient olive trees take the place of a lush English woodland. Desert scrub bunkers of crushed limestone replace Berkshire’s sandy tracts in a golf course that revels in the classic principles of strategic play".
Algarve golf courses: Portimao – Monchique – Morgado – 18 holes
This green north of Portimão is laid out in a large 980 hectare estate through undulating small valleys. The main characteristic factor is its large greens which place demand on good putting skills.
Algarve golf courses: Sagres – Parque de Floresta – 18 holes
The setting of this course is in the most western part of the Algarve. The architect of this green has created a fascinating course that presents visually attractive views at the surrounding countryside lined on the horizon by the sea.
Combine Algarve golf with a perfect and relaxing holiday in one of our luxury private villas. Algarve Housing offers a wide range of luxury holiday villas in the Algarve. As the golf courses Algarve are spread out all over the Algarve, most our villas are close by the renowed golf courses Portugal.